Researchers

Riffath Khaji, Junior Research Fellow

RiffathRoom No: F 27
Tel: 080-2218-5000
Fax: 080-2218-5028
Email: kaziriffath737@gmail.com 

Riffath Khaji is a Junior Research Fellow in the ISSSP at NIAS, Bangalore. She pursued her MA in, Political Science from St Joseph College Bangalore. Her dissertation focussed on Armed Non State Actors in Pakistan: A Case Study of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan. she interned at Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi . Her areas of interest is Pakistan with specific focus on Pakistan State society, rise of terrorism , and other terrorist networks.


Mrunalini Deshpande, Junior Research Fellow

MrunalniRoom No: F 27
Tel: 080-2218-5000
Fax: 080-2218-5028
Email: mrunaldeshpande19@gmail.com 

Mrunalini Deshpande is a Junior Research Fellow in the ISSSP at NIAS, Bangalore. She pursued her MSc in Defence and Strategic Studies from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. Her dissertation was titled, “India’s Look East Policy.” Her areas of interest include International Relations, Strategic Studies and National Security.


Sourina Bej, Research Associate

Room: S-29
Tel: 080-2218-5113
Email: sourinabej92@gmail.com

Sourina Bej is Research Associate in the ISSSP at NIAS, Bangalore. She completed her Masters degree in International Studies from Stella Maris College, Chennai. Her masters dissertation was titled, ‘Political Transition in Nepal: Challenges to post-conflict peacebuilding.’Prior to joining ISSSP, she was a research intern with the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. She has also worked as a correspondent-cum-copy editor at The Times of India, Chennai.


P. Avinash, Junior Research Fellow 

Room no: S-29
Tel: 080-2218-5113
Email: avinashpushparaj.mech@gmail.com

P. Avinash is a Junior Research Fellow in the ISSSP at NIAS, Bangalore. He completed his Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai. His masters degree thesis was about , ‘Porous material Flame Stabilization for Afterburners.’ His area of interests includes strategic technologies with focus on UAV’s, Aerial weapons, and Hypersonics.


Nasima Khatoon, Research Associate

Room no: S-29
Tel: 080-2218-5113
Email: khatoon.nasima15@gmail.com

Nasima Khatoon is a Research Associate at NIAS, Bangalore. She completed her M.Sc. in Defence and Strategic Studies from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Her masters dissertation was titled, ‘Energy Security of India with special reference to West Asia’. Prior to joining ISSSP, she was a research intern with National institute of Advanced studies, Bangalore. Her area of  interest are Nuclear diplomacy, National Security, West Asia.


Harsh Vasani, Research Associate

Room no: S-29
Tel: 080-2218-5113
Email: harsh.vsn@gmail.com

Harsh Vasani is a Research Associate at the ISSSP, NIAS. Prior to joining NIAS, he worked as a Journalist, and later on completed his M.A. in Geopolitics and International Relations. His Master’s Dissertation is titled “Great Power Politics In The Outer Space: Reflections On Military Dimensions Of Space Security”.



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